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Got a video card with 4332MB memory (2559MB shared). Can I change this?

Q: Got a video card with 4332MB memory (2559MB shared). Can I change this?

hi got a question i have a video card withe 4332mb
the problem is it Shared Memory of 2559 MB

this gives me alot of problems withe gaming and i realy would like to change this
is there a way to change the Shared Memory to dedicated memory?
this would realy help

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A: Got a video card with 4332MB memory (2559MB shared). Can I change this?

Could you provide the details of your graphics card?
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Well guys, first post *woo*.

I have looked all over the internet for an answer to this problem, but I cannot find one. You see, in my setup menu (or rather the BIOS? I don't really know. The thing that you press F2 for after seeing "acer" or "DELL") there is no video options tab. Just, if I remember correctly, "information, Security, Boot, Exit", and one other thing that shows the time, date, and total RAM. I cannot however highlight total RAM or video RAM (I have about 120 MB of VRAM, 4GB of total). So how do I change shared video memory if there is no video tab? I'm looking to boost performance (even if it's only by a little bit) in games. I'm willing to share more PC info, just ask

A:Hello guys. I would like to know how to change shared video memory.

You can't. The BIOS is the only place that would allow you to, and apparently your system manufacturer chose to hide some advanced BIOS features so they can't be changed. Sadly this is typical, unless you build your own computer.

In any case, your onboard video probably used shared system memory beyond the 128MB allocated to it anyway, if it needs to. I wouldn't actually expect any performance increase from upping the dedicated video memory even if you could.

Oh, sorry, my manners... Welcome to SevenForums.
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when i was on windows 8 i had 15 go shared memory for my video card as shown in this screenshot :
but when i change to win7 pro x64 it went down to nearly 3go :

what i can do to go back yo my previous stat ?
ps :
1- driver is updated
2- i'm not sure but i believe after i installed my windows7 and video card driver it was like in win 8 the shared memory : 15go and went down to 3go those last days

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A:Video card Shared memory went from 15go to 3go (Os changed win8 to 7)

There is nothing you can change as that value is based on an algorithm depending on how much RAM you have installed. It is also never used unless your video card runs out of its own memroy, which ideally you don't want to happen as system RAM is slower than video RAM.


Video Memory Virtualization - A Brief Guide

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Look in the BIOS
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Memory interface: 256-bit
Total available graphics memory: 2303 MB
Dedicated video memory: 1024 MB
System video memory: 0 MB
Shared system memory: 1279 MB
Video BIOS version:
IRQ: 16
Bus: PCI Express x16 Gen2

Hi guys,

I have 4gig of memory but since I switch to Win7 32bit I can only use 3gig of it.. now the issue is the shared system memory of 1,279mb.. since my memory is reduced to 3gig i'm having problem with my system memory, my system is slower than usual specially when I use photoshop cs3.

Appreciate any help..

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Quote: Originally Posted by romel

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz (2675 MHz)
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate, 32-bit
DirectX version: 11.0
GPU processor: GeForce 9600 GT
Driver version: 196.21
CUDA Cores: 64
Memory interface: 256-bit
Total available graphics memory: 2303 MB
Dedicated video memory: 1024 MB
System video memory: 0 MB
Shared system memory: 1279 MB
Video BIOS version:
IRQ: 16
Bus: PCI Express x16 Gen2

Hi guys,

I have 4gig of memory but since I switch to Win7 32bit I can only use 3gig of it.. now the issue is the shared system memory of 1,279mb.. since my memory is reduced to 3gig i'm having problem with my system memory, my system is slower than usual specially when I use photoshop cs3.

Appreciate any help..

Love this forum it helped me alot.

32 BIT WIN 7 CANNOT USE 4 GIGS OF RAM. PERIOD. The max (without special hardware) is usually around 3.25 gigs. the rest is probably used by shared video memory.

If your system is slower than normal it is from something else. I do wonder with a quad core why you are running 32 bit

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A:Shared Video Memory...

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A:shared video memory

Quote: Originally Posted by bala2289

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thank you..

This means that when the video card is in use, especially in higher display modes, it will take some of the memory normally dedicated to other computing activities and use it for its own tasks. Thus the computer 'shares' its memory with the graphics card.
You cannot alter shared memory, it is system managed.
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Most high end PCI express cards like yours don't use shared memory.
If you are using 32 bit Vista,you may be having a problem with
having too much memory installed.
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A:still about shared video memory: need to disable it !!!

Originally Posted by cloche

I'm making tests with a computationally-intensive and RAM-eating application: ANSYS v.12 64 bits.
Well, there is some settings in Ansys with which I can force it to use any RAM available.

When you force a program to use all available RAM, you will freeze your computer. Have you ever used the 'Intel Burn-test'? It destroys your RAM and CPU, completely freezing Windows.

I KNOW that "shared" shouldn't mean "stolen" nor "blocked", but the FACT IS that Vista doesn't seem to be sufficiently fast to de-allocate it in favour of Ansys, OR some allocation conflict arise.

Unless the graphics card is using it, Vista does not allocate any RAM. The reason it is called 'shared memory' is that it is available to either, when they need it.

Shared Video Memory, in my case, is as big as 2 GB or so, which is perfectly wasteful because there is NOTHING which needs 2.5 GB buffer for video.

The more RAM your have, the more Vista will share.

So, I absolutely need to force Vista NOT to use so large a Shared Video Memory, or best of all I'd need to disable it...

Bad idea. I don't even know if it is possible but you will not solve your problem by stopping Windows from sharing the RAM.

Off-Topic - When 12GB became possible for the average user, with the advent of DDR3 and tri-channel memory, people thought "I have 12GB of RAM, I can disable my paging file. YAY, I can reclaim that XGB of HDD space." Long story short, Windows and other programs will act strangely when you disable something that is meant to be running.

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The options are:


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Unless the laptop has onboard graphics, there is no reason why the card can't be changed.

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A:My PC games are not working with my video card, how do I change it?

Do you have DirectX 9?

Go to Start > Run and type:


to find out. If you do, then you need a new card.
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thanks. alex

A:Video Card Memory Question

if it can use system memory, then it's an integrated graphics chip (I've never seen a graphics card that can use system memory)

And in that case, it's not very powerful anyway. It'd probably hurt system performance if you let it use more than 64 or 128 megs. The limit is usually 256, as far as i know.

And if it's an integrated chip, then it's probably not based off any nVidia platform.
-=of course, all this is based on the assumption that it's an integrated graphics chip. so let me ask you to make sure, is it?

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A:Looking to upgrade Memory/Video Card...etc

Lets discuss the existing parameters !   The a6030n base configuration can be found here.  The base requirements for WOW and a means to test your system is here.  First you need to max the motherboard RAM, and with a 32 bit system, the extra 2 GB add will only net you 1.5 GB. So your stuck at 3.5 GB of RAM.  The Legacy BIOS means a non-UEFI card. At present, I was unable to determine the PCIEx16 version of your circa 2006 motherboard.  I would be ill-advised to suggest any PCIE x 16 version 3 card.
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A:How to test video card memory?

If I remember rightly Fumark is a well known video tester.
I haven't used it in years.
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A:Video storage on memory card

i would use a few cards rather than big card - that way if any do fail , you still have at least some videos recorded on other cards
whats the exact model of the camera - it should have somewhere in the user manual the size of card and how much storage it will hold in various definitions
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A:Video Card Memory Requirement

Usually.what you see as far as graphics memory is concerned,
is how much memory it has built in and not how much system
memory it uses.
Dedicated graphics cards use their own onboard memory.
For instance...
This card has 512MB of built in video memory that it uses
for graphics.
It probably uses 50-100MB of hard drive space to install
drivers and software,but no where near 900MB of system
memory to run it.
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A:Is it possible to increase memory on video card?

Types of Video Memory Supported
The local memory controller on the Intel740 graphics accelerator supports a 64-bit wide memory data interface running at 66 MHz or 100 MHz and memory sizes up to 8 MB. Synchronous DRAM (SDRAM) and Synchronous Graphics RAM (SGRAM) are supported.Click to expand...


So, it looks like the answer is no. Don't kill the messenger
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A:Do I have 128 or 256 total memory for my video card?

You have 256MB.

What are your others specs for your PC? It should run with that card, though not at max'd out settings.
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A:Want to increase FPS. What is best way? Video Card or More Memory?

Lots of memory, and a very good graphics card, with a power supply that can handle the graphics card. The more you spend, the better it will work... The more you read up on video graphics card, the less you will spend.